Romans 8 v 38
Nothing can separate us from God’s love. Death can’t and life can’t. The angels can’t and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries for tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep Gods love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Man has always been exploring the earth. When people thought the earth was flat, Columbus set out west on the ocean to explore. He believed the earth not to be flat. He reckoned if the earth was round he would end up in India. That is why he called the natives of North America, Indians.
Captain Cook explored the south East oceans to discovery more islands, Australia and New Zealand. These were fearless men who weren’t afraid of stormy oceans and the discomfort of sailing ships.
Scriptures tells us the earth is a circle.
God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them. (Isaiah 40:22 NLT)
In these last weeks I have been finding out from the media new discoveries that man is making. Pluto has been photographed, men are flying around the earth in a spacecraft, “high above in the sky” and man had has gone down “to the deepest ocean” in a specially made vehicle to look for a creature not before seen by human eyes, the Giant Squid. God’s love went with all these explorers to the farthest ocean, up in the sky or in the deepest ocean.
I was fascinated to watch a programme about a live Giant Squid being filmed for the first time in its habitat 700 metres below in the ocean. For forty years a scientist has been searching to see a live Squid. He was rewarded after forty years! Sometimes a dream we have takes a long time to be fulfilled. This man was rewarded to see his desire come true. He didn’t give up. There was great rejoicing among his colleagues who were working together when their discovery was made. It was breaking news. You can watch this footage on U Tube. Type in Giant Squid. This creature lives in the depths. God created it. He knows the depths of the ocean.
Psalm 148. Praise The Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths.
The earth is displaying all its beauty morning by morning as the sun rises till the evening when it sets. It shows us God’s power and his divine nature for us who don’t go exploring, like others. Gods love reaches down to us wherever we are. “You know when I sit down and when I stand up.” Psalm 139.
Last evening when we were out for a drive we saw a double rainbow and a beautiful sunset. There were signs in the sky. How great is the love of God for us indeed. It reaches down to man whether he is at home or in the highest heights or the deepest ocean.